According to an Urban Institute issue brief, the uninsured population may increase by more than 3 million if premium tax credits under the American Rescue Plan are not extended.
Policy & Regulation
Beginning this year, consumers will have an extra 30 days to review and choose health plans through Open Enrollment, which will run from November 1, 2021, through January 15, 2022, on HealthCare.gov
$452 million in federal funding is being distributed through CMS to support 13 states’ efforts to improve access to affordable, comprehensive health insurance coverage through section 1332 state-based reinsurance waivers
CMS proposed a rule to expand the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model nationwide to accelerate the shift to value-based care.
CMS is offering $20 million in grants to states in order to update their state-based exchanges. Each awardee can receive approximately $1.3 million
The American Rescue Plan boosted the federal matching rate (FMAP) for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) by 10 percentage points
The 2019 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey’s (MCBS) preliminary report was released with data on quality of care, access to care, and cost of care, among other topics.
CMS announced suspension of the 2% Medicare sequester cuts will last through Dec. 31, 2021, and it will release all claims held since the start of April.